mkn's profile

Name: Mike Nowak
Location: Toronto
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: June 20, 2016

mkn has posted 46 links and 586 comments to SportsFilter and 26 links and 283 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio



2006 MLB Playoffs Confidence Pool

4th place: Sportsfilter OlymPicks

Games I have attended:
* a Raptor double overtime win, in which Vince Carter tied the game in the last seconds with a rare four point play.
* an Argos win that put them into the Grey Cup, which they consequently won (in the Gretzky-Candy-McNall days.)
* a Toronto Rock game. Nothing to add.
* a Blue Jays game, which I spent the last two innings in one of the SkyDome bars watching the Leafs play
* a number of Maple Leaf games, from second last row greys in Maple Leaf Gardens to second row gold in the ACC.

Best game I have ever been to: a Leaf OT comeback victory against the Flyers, during game 5 of the first round of the '99 playoffs. The Leafs then went on to win the series in Philly. I got the tickets off of my History teacher (one of the biggest Leaf fans I knew!)

I fell asleep during both of the Blue Jays' championship winning games. Baseball ZZzzzz.


Recent Links

Might It Possibly Be OK If We Kick Some Ass?: Why the world finds Canada's quest for Olympic gold strange and adorable.

posted by mkn to olympics at 03:20 PM on February 17, 2010 - 20 comments

Clint Malarchuk accidentally shoots self in the chin with a rifle: Best for having his throat slashed by a skate, he is recovering in hospital despite refusing help from paramedics. This man must be unbreakable.

posted by mkn to hockey at 04:29 PM on October 10, 2008 - 4 comments

Iconic ace Darvish pushes Japanís boundaries:

posted by mkn to baseball at 12:42 PM on March 25, 2008 - 2 comments

Legendary Canadian sportscaster Don Wittman dies.: A sports broadcasting renaissance man that covered any and every sport around, from NHL hockey on HNIC and international hockey to the Grey Cup to curling, but he will forever be known as the voice of Canadian olympic track gold.

posted by mkn to culture at 05:33 PM on January 19, 2008 - 6 comments

Ice Hockey gets its own Champions League: : the Victoria Cup. Beginning 2008, the IIHF plans on hosting an annual exhibition series between the top three European teams and an NHL franchise. A likely alternative to that quiet but old topic: NHL European expansion

posted by mkn to hockey at 08:30 PM on May 08, 2007 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition

123 3s

posted by mkn at 08:56 PM on June 02, 2016

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition

Warriors in 5 Curry 23 231

posted by mkn at 08:55 PM on June 02, 2016

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

That was a shrug emoticon

posted by mkn at 06:37 PM on May 16, 2016

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Curry Biyombo Curry Lowry James

These player specific questions are basically _()_/ for the more casual people that don't follow league too closely. Should just be game based.

posted by mkn at 06:37 PM on May 16, 2016

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Fuck it: raptors in 7

GS in 5

posted by mkn at 06:32 PM on May 16, 2016

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

lol how am I second place?

posted by mkn at 03:31 PM on May 02, 2016

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Raptors in 6. Gotta go for home team even if (playoff) history is against them (season history is not).

posted by mkn at 03:29 PM on May 02, 2016

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.


posted by mkn at 12:28 PM on May 01, 2016

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Uh just now realized that round two started before round one even ended? Wtf NBA? Guess the NBA really truly doesn't care about raptors (though if they blow it again no one will)

Cle in 7
GS in 6
Spurs in 4 (though yeah they won yesterday?? Wtf)

I don't know players well so I'm just going to copy others answers

posted by mkn at 12:27 PM on May 01, 2016

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

Cleveland 6
Toronto 6
Charlotte 7
Atlanta 6

GS 4
SA 4
Ok 5
LA 6


posted by mkn at 11:03 AM on April 16, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ecclestone won't be tried for bribery because he basically paid the government lots of money (not bribery). Uh, OK.

posted by mkn at 07:50 AM on August 05, 2014

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by mkn at 10:20 AM on June 24, 2014

World Cup Confidence Pool Leader

Going hard for that last place spot. Not sure how I ended up puttng Netherlands in #17 but now I'm fucked (guess I did top 6 / bottom 6, random shit in the middle)

posted by mkn at 06:39 AM on June 19, 2014

Enter SportsFilter's World Cup 2014 Confidence Pool

I'm in. Too many teams to guess right so my thing is a bit of a mess in the middle but it's ok.

posted by mkn at 12:11 PM on June 11, 2014

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Can we talk about the NHL Hall of Fame class? Chris Chelios and a bunch of other guys.

posted by mkn at 10:31 AM on July 09, 2013